Need a creative and healthy lunch or dinner idea? This Zucchini Spiral Pasta with Tuna makes a fantastic, filling lunch or dinner.
I cannot say enough amazing things about spiralizers in general. They help you eat healthier, have fun with what you’re making and are just generally very easy to use. However, when I got this baby (Bitoni Spiralizer, Tri-Blade Slicer), I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into.
It’s much larger than what I typically use. At first that intimidated me. Yep, call it intimidation but I sat and stared at the thing for days. And then one day, curiosity got the better of me, and actually I was just determined not to let it “win” and I decided to play with it until I understood how to work it.
It took me less than a minute to set it out, get the plate where it went and insert the zucchini on the handle. The rest they say, is history.
Uhm. I might have had so much fun that I might have actually spiralized 5 zucchini. For two people. Yeah. Maybe I did that. Shhhh! But to make Zucchini Spiral Pasta with Tuna you really only need 2.
It’s so easy, so convenient and is honestly becoming one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. It’s better than any of those smaller spiralizers I’ve tried and since it’s not me turning the vegetable, but me turning the handle, there is less waste and far more vegetable “noodles” coming out. With those other ones, I’m always having to watch my fingers but with this one, it did the work and I just turned the handle and it took me less than about a minute or two to get one whole zucchini spiralized. It takes much longer with those smaller ones and you have tons of waste.
In the picture below you can see the waste. It’s one long small piece of the center of the zucchini and you know what? I put a little salt and pepper on it, cut it up like veggie sticks and we popped those right into our mouths. It’s a win-win!
We played with an apple, a cucumber (made a salad coming soon) and zucchini and all worked wonderfully. I cannot WAIT to try some other fruits and vegetables. It works great with even fatter, wider fruit and vegetables and you don’t even have to cut them into smaller pieces.
The slicer is made from high quality, 100% BPA-free food grade, durable reinforced ABS plastic with Japanese high carbon stainless steel blades.
Cleaning it was a breeze. A little soap and water (and care with the blades) and it was good as new. It secures nicely to the counter with strong suction cups.
Are you ready to make Zucchini Spiral Pasta with Tuna?
Zucchini Spiral Pasta with Tuna
An easy meal with some spiralized Zucchini and tuna. Nutritious and delicious!!
- 2 large Zucchini
- 1-2 packets tuna (we used Starkist Tuna Creations)
Spiralize your Zucchini using a Spiralizer of your choice.
Place a skillet over medium-high heat, add in some olive oil, and heat pan.
Once the pan is hot, add in the zucchini noodles. Toss the zucchini noodles lightly in the pan, and cook for about 4-6 minutes or until al dente. You don't want to cook them longer than that, because you will wind up with wilted, lifeless "noodles".
Just make sure you that you toss all the zucchini noodles so they all hit the bottom of the skillet and cook through. Remove from heat.
Open a packet of Starkist Tuna Creations and dump it in the same skillet. Heat until warm and then serve on top of Zucchini noodles.
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I received a Tri Blade Spiralizer to facilitate this review, however as usual all opinions are honest and 100% my own.